Brandon Belt
1B SF
2 days ago

Belt went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, an RBI and a pair of runs scored in Tuesday's 12-3 win over Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants' first baseman returned to the lineup after getting Sunday off and fell a homer shy of the cycle. Manager Bruce Bochy has been batting Belt and his .389 on-base percentage second over his last two starts in an effort get guys on base in front of Buster Posey and Hunter Pence. The move has paid immediate dividends with Belt reaching base five times and scoring twice in the two games since the lineup shift.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
5 days ago

Belt is not in the lineup for Sunday's outing against San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

Buster Posey will take over at first base while Belt gets his first game off since Sept. 13. The Giants have Monday off, so look for Belt to return to action Tuesday when San Francisco hosts the Rockies.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
1 week ago

Belt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Belt struggled through the months of July and August but appears to have regained formed in September with a .405 on-base percentage and 10 RBI in 17 games. He is never going to be an exciting fantasy commodity to own due to his patient approach at the plate, but like fellow first baseman Eric Hosmer, Belt is usually a lock for 15-20 homers with a plus on-base percentage over the course of a full season.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
2 weeks ago

Belt went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI in Friday's 8-2 win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Belt contributed a two-run double during San Francisco's six-run third inning, increasing his RBI total to 74. The first baseman hasn't hit for much power lately, with just one home run over his last 29 games, but he's posting the best OPS of his career (.853) thanks to a career-high 93 walks and .390 OBP. More importantly, he's on track to set a career high in games after missing considerable time with concussions the last two seasons.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
2 weeks ago

Belt (illness) is back in the lineup Wednesday, hitting sixth against the Padres, the San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Baggarly reports.

EDGE Analysis

He missed one game with the illness but will reassume his typical spot in the six hole Wednesday. Belt is hitting .238 with a 30.1 percent K-rate since Aug. 1, but he has also chipped in four home runs, 23 RBI and 17 runs over that span.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
2 weeks ago

Belt is out of the lineup Tuesday due to illness, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Bruce Bochy said Belt is "pretty sick," so it's seems possible the 28-year-old will be held out of Wednesday's series finale as well. Buster Posey is starting at first base Tuesday with Trevor Brown filling in behind the plate.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
3 weeks ago

Belt went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk against the Rockies on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The first baseman had been mired in an 0-for-18 slump -- including an 0-for-3 day at Coors Field on Monday that resulted in an off day Tuesday -- but a second chance to hit in Colorado seemingly cured what's been ailing him. Of course, now the Giants have to return to real life, but with a series in Arizona next, Belt's bat could continue heating up.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
3 weeks ago

Belt is out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Rockies, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Between Belt's recent struggles at the plate (no hits in his last 18 at-bats) and the fact that he was hit in the helmet with a pitch Sunday, it seems the Giants want to give Belt a bit more rest as they gear up for a postseason push. Buster Posey will slide over to first base to cover his absence.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
4 weeks ago

Belt (head) is back in the lineup Monday against the Rockies, Giants reporter Andrew Baggarly reports.

EDGE Analysis

Belt took a pitch to the helmet Sunday, but he passed all subsequent concussion tests and won't miss any time. The veteran is in the lineup at first base Monday, and he'll bat seventh in the order against the Rockies' Chad Bettis.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
4 weeks ago

Belt (head) passed all concussion tests following Sunday's game against the Cubs, freelance Giants writer Andrew Baggarly reports.

EDGE Analysis

There were likely some anxious moments for Giants fans after Belt was struck on the helmet by a pitch during Sunday's game, as the first baseman had previously missed extensive time in his career due to concussions. Fortunately, it appears he wasn't experiencing any symptoms of a head injury during tests conducted by team doctors, meaning there's a good chance he'll be in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Rockies. An update on Belt's availability should arrive later in the day.